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Top charts

Bite-sized longevity analysis in the form of our favourite charts

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-09: Is there a gender pension gap in Canadian Defined Benefit pensions?

In this edition of Top Charts, Shantel Aris discusses the gender pension gap in Canada and its impact on longevity.

21 September 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-06: How have life expectancy and health adjusted life expectancy changed over time?

In this edition of Top Charts, Shantel Aris discusses life expectancy and health adjusted life expectancy (HALE) in Canada, the UK, and the US and how these have changed over time.

14 June 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-05: Retirement preparedness vs longevity pessimism

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett presents a second chart from our recent Longevity, lifestyle and retirement perception survey, 2022 showing the relationship between retirement preparedness and longevity pessimism in Canada, the UK and US.

25 May 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-04: Longevity pessimism

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett presents a chart from our recent Longevity, lifestyle and retirement perception survey, 2022 showing the level of longevity pessimism in Canada, the UK and US.

22 April 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-03: 2021 excess deaths

Question: How did 2021 excess deaths in Canada, US and UK compare?

15 March 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-03: What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevalence of disability in the workplace?

In this edition of Top Charts, Shantel Aris discusses the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian workforce and the potential knock-on effects for pension plans.

1 March 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-12: longevity as a proportion of total funding risk for Canadian pension plans

In this edition of Top Charts, Saeed Ahmadi looks at what proportion longevity makes up of the total funding risk of pension plans in Canada.

28 December 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-11: Antibiotic use in meat production

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett looks at the levels of antibiotic use in meat production in different countries around the world.

30 November 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-10 - Canada - How has COVID-19 impacted mortality for Canadian DB pensioners?

In this edition of Top Charts, Shantel Aris looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian defined benefit (DB) pensioners’ mortality by comparing 2020 monthly deaths in Club Vita’s dataset to the five preceding years.

1 October 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-07: World records, 100m sprint vs life expectancy

Inspired by the start of the Tokyo Olympic games, in this edition of Top Charts Nick Chadwick and Erik Pickett compare the progression of world records for the 100m sprint and for life expectancy at birth.

23 July 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-06: When do people retire, and how has this changed over time?

In this edition of Top Charts, Shantel Aris looks at the data for average retirement age in the public and private sector in Canada.

1 June 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-03: Excess deaths in Canada: 2020 compared to history

In this edition of Top Charts, Richard Brown looks at excess deaths in Canada and compares the extreme experience in 2020 to previous years back to 1921.

1 March 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 20-12: age profile of first wave versus second wave COVID-19 cases

In this regular column, Club Vita’s longevity experts will help you visualize the often abstract world of longevity by introducing some of their favourite charts.

1 December 2020

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 20-10: International – COVID-19 compared to other leading causes of death

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett examines how the numbers of COVID-19 deaths compare to other leading causes of death in the UK, US and Canada.

30 October 2020

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 20-09: The Bee-swarm chart – illustrating diversity

Question: How diverse can the longevity profile of pension plans in Canada really be?

10 October 2020

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 20-08: Life expectancy doesn’t tell the whole story

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett explains why there's more than meets the eye when it comes to life expectancy.

28 August 2020

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 20-06: Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian mortality

In this issue of Top Charts, Richard Brown discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian mortality.

1 June 2020

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts - 20-03: Canadian health inequality

Question: Is the length of time someone is expected to live in good health different for different socio-economic groups?

1 March 2020

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 19-12 - International – How harsh are the winters in Canada, the UK and the US?

In this edition of Top Charts International, Richard Brown, Erik Pickett and Daniel Reddy discuss whether more people die in the winter than in the summer.

17 December 2019

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